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Class Location: Computer classes will be taught at the Continuing Education Center, located in the Venus Municipal Building.

Venus Building = Venus Municipal Building aka "Old High School", corner of East Ridge and Governor St.) - Continuing Education Office

From Route 35 (Main Street) in Ridgefield, turn onto Governor Street (There is a traffic light). Take Governor Street a short distance (you will cross East Ridge; the Police Station is on the right). Take a left into the parking lot behind the Venus Municipal Building (Near the ball field. Signs say Ridgefield Continuing Education, Kumon Math, Loosen Up Massage, Ridgefield Playhouse, and other organizations). Turn into the first parking area on the left. Park as close to the two story brick building with white trim as possible and enter at the door that faces Governor St., opposite the Police Department.
Park as close to the two story brick building with white trim as possible and enter at the door that faces Governor St., opposite the Police Department. Signs to Continuing Education are posted. If you need to avoid stairs, there is a disability ramp to an elevator at the rear of this building wing.

If you are using a GPS, you may "trick it" by using the address 52 Governor Street to get to the parking area and entrance at the Governor St. entrance.

Do not enter through the front entrance (Chef's Warehouse) that faces East Ridge because you will not be able to access the part of the building we are in from that entrance.

The Continuing Education Computer Training Lab

Computer Training Lab Location:  Continuing Education Center, located in the Venus Municipal Building on the 2nd floor. The Venus Municipal Building at the intersection of East Ridge and Governor Street (opposite the Police Station).
The Lab Features
Microsoft Office 2016 is available. Call about prior versions. New computers & 42" demonstration monitors.
Skilled, knowledgeable teachers. Classes use Dell computers.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 18 is available. Class limit 6. Comfortable environment.
Hands-on DSL Internet stations on all computers. Wireless available. Call if you are bringing your own laptop.

Tutoring available.

Call 203-431-2812 for information.
Corporate/Group Training and/or Tutoring
We can schedule a special session for your group.

Call: 203-431-2812

Email: ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com

The Instructors:

Peggy Bruno, a certified teacher, has trained adults in computer applications for many years. She has developed computer courses and trained thousands of adults in computer applications over a 25 year period. She previously worked in corporate marketing and information services. She has also taught Microsoft Office at the community college level. She holds a BA and MA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Eileen Burton has taught numerous classes about eBay using experience gained from selling items there from her collectibles business. She also shares her results of extensive research by teaching courses in iPhone, iPad, genealogy, and related subjects over a period of many years with Continuing Education.

Lizabeth Doty, a professional educator for over 45 years, has trained students in business applications including word processing and database/spreadsheet management as well as courses in office procedures. She is a Ridgefield resident and is currently Wilton’s Coordinator for Senior Activities. She holds a BS and MA from New York University and an MA from Holy Apostles College, and a NY Superintendent's Certification.

Michael Serao holds a Master of Fine Arts degree and has been a working painter and photographer for over 35 years. He has been teaching Drawing, Painting, Photography, Photoshop and Art History at Ridgefield Continuing Education since 1997, and Design at an area university since 2003.

Valentina Vallinotto is bi-lingual with a degree in Engineering. She has been in IT and training for 20 years and specializes in IT Change Management, particularly Mac and Google. She is also an Adventure Travel Consultant focusing on the European Alps and Tanzania.

Lance Whitney is a freelance writer for Time, AARP Magazine, PC Magazine, and other websites and publications. He’s written books on Windows 8 and LinkedIn. Previous, he was a system administrator and trainer with Ciba Specialty Chemicals. He’s taught a variety of continuing education courses at Ridgefield Continuing Education for several years.

Workbook/Textbook Fees:

Some of the computer courses use workbooks. The workbooks provide information that will be useful to you after you complete the class. The instructor will collect the text fees at the first class. The cost usually $3 to $7 per workbook.